Adrift in a Borderland

Research group

Research on the everyday bordering practices that exclude asylum seekers and refugees, and the activities of de-bordering.

In 2018, we started a collective research process to examine the everyday lives of asylum seekers with the people who have arrived in Finland as asylum seekers and refugees, as well as with the civic activists who work by their side. Our research focuses on the everyday bordering practices that exclude asylum seekers and refugees, and the activities of de-bordering. Methodologically, we make use of the critical qualitative research approach – drifting, which we have adopted from the feminist collective Precarias a la deriva. Thus, our work combines the traditions of mobilities research and activist research.